Short Cuts: The Right Shorts for Your Body Type
The hottest trend is perfect for day or night.
Your legs have spoken and their message is clear: No more pants. No more suffocating, sweltering garments that stand between them and this glorious sunny weather. Got it? Look how sexy Amanda Seyfried looks in her Tux jacket and black shorts. Now comes the fun part: finding the perfect pair of shorts for your body type. Daisy Dukes may not be as democratic as you’d like, but fear not—our guide will help you find a flattering pair in no time.
Petite or short Legged gals
Congrats! Your slim frame can get away with volume-maximizing pleats, paper-bag styles, large cuffs and bow or ruffle details. Length-wise, stick to short above-the-knee styles to make the most of your short legs. Add a heel for an extra boost, like the way Eva Longoria Parker did and bust out the tights and jackets for a party-ready look for night.
Avoid: Shorts that hit the knee or below, which will make your legs seem shorter.
This full short boasts a pretty floral print and voluminous pleat. Make it work with bare legs, sandals and a tank for day, or dress it up for the pm with black tights, stacked-heel ankle boots and a black blazer. ($38, urbanoutfitters.com)